July 25, 2015
Kingsman: The Secret Service
The plot structure is similar to the first Men In Black movie- seasoned veteran recruits a untested rookie to possibly join a secret spy group, except in Kingsman: The Secret Service, the rookie testing/training is a full "A" plotline that spans the first two acts of the film. The other "A" plot is another billionaire Internet genius (Samuel L. Jackson) attempting to pull off a very Bond-ian eugenics scheme.
I was very happy to see Colin Firth having a good time in a movie like this; newcomer Taron Egerton is slyly charming as the low-class rookie; and Jackson is refreshingly light as a villain, he doesn't show any menace even when he's plotting genocide. If you'd like to see the Bond films return to the humor and lightness of the Roger Moore years, but retain a modern sleekness, check it out. (Amazon Instant Video)